YUGOSLAVIA: SERBS CRACK DOWN IN KOSOVO

Created: 3/30/1990

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YUGOSLAVIA: Serbs Crack Down in Kosovo

Serbiaexploiting incidents in Kosovo last week to extend control over its predominantly Albanian autonomous province, ll has replaced the province's Interior Minister and purged police officials in several Kosovo towns. The moves were tied to violence by ethnic .Albanians in which several Serbs were injured: allegations that several hundred Albanian schoolchildren had been poisoned precipitated the incident. Federal and Army spokesman have calledi

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^jScrbia is using the incident to undermine sympathy for the Albanian cause and to reimposc restrictions it had cased under pressure from other republics. The federal government has not opposed the new moves, and even Slovene leaders usually sympathetic to the Albanians have remained silent. The increased

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Albanian unrest in coming months.]

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